The latest offering of a Bitcoin course is from a Texas university. The course will cover Bitcoin programming. Colleges and universities in the United States are increasingly offering courses on cryptocurrency and bitcoin. Texas A&M University is the latest to follow the trend. It announced it would offer a “Bitcoin Protocol” course starting January 17th.
Associate Professor Korok Ray from Mays Business School at Texas A&M will lead the course. A course on “Programming Bitcoin” will follow, where students will learn how to “build a Bitcoin library from scratch.”
Professor Korok was thrilled with the course and tweeted: “I will teach the first ever Bitcoin class here at Texas A&M in spring.” It had taken several months for the course to be approved, he continued. He also tweeted that the course would be built on Jimmy Song’s “Programming Bitcoin” book.
It is seen as a positive step in improving financial literacy and understanding of the potential of this technology by allowing universities to offer cryptocurrency and bitcoin courses.
The US colleges are teaching technical aspects of cryptocurrency and bitcoin and the legal and regulatory implications.
Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Oxford University all offer courses in cryptocurrency.
As cryptocurrency and bitcoin continue to gain popularity, educational institutions will likely be more aware of the importance of teaching students the fundamental principles and possible applications of this technology.